Painting Without Paint


Layers of translucent paper provide the gorgeous colors, and the images you'll produce are only limited by your imagination. This is a favorite class for all ages. The results will surprise you!

In this online workshop, you'll...

  • discover your hidden creativity as you easily design a beautiful work of art without the need to spend tons on paint and brushes! 
  • Enjoy the relaxing process of laying down and layering color, and delight in the surprising color combinations.
  • Find joy in creating a piece you can be proud of!

"Elaine was able to take me from a person sitting before a blank canvas to a woman who saw herself as an artist!                                            I created a beautiful seascape that gives me such a feeling of pride.
Thank you, Elaine for bringing out such talent in me – 
yes, Me! 
I still can’t believe it!"
Jane Meade

Here's what others created using this easy-to-learn technique:

Landscapes are lovely

Huge florals are easy

There are many papers that are ideal for this project, so if "Being Green" appeals to you, you'll find that saving and re-purposing paper can be a rewarding part of this work.

Serene seascape

Using some colorful papers

Sunset colors

Beachy sand and seagulls, and waves with 3D foam

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is this difficult to learn and do?

Are the materials expensive? 

Do I need any previous experience creating art? 

Hi, I'm Elaine - and I'm thrilled that you're here!

I've been an artist since I was a small child, using the chalk from a broken wall to draw on the slate sidewalk in front of my home...

and I've been teaching since I was a teenager, tasked with doing arts and crafts for summer kids camp. 

I've had a long career filled with lots of artsy stuff, from illustrating an international children's magazine to paintings hanging in public and private spaces across the US.

These days I'm happy to guide others into being their already creative selves. I work to bring art curriculum to active senior centers, teach art in my community, and run art programs for kids. Bringing some instruction online helps me to reach YOU - it's my prayer that you can find a means of expressing yourself that makes your heart sing!

When my students ask me what my favorite medium is, I say "The one I'm working with in that moment" because I enjoy so many of them. I love to draw, paint, and create, and I love to share what I know, too. There are many ways to make art...let's have some fun with them!


You'll be purchasing this online workshop entirely risk free. If, after giving this course a serious try, you feel like you have not enjoyed the workshop at all, send us a message within 10 days after your purchase, with a picture of what you have created and a brief description of where you got stuck, and we'll gladly refund you your workshop fee.